University description (as per official university website)
The History Of MCC
Maritime Christian College was established January 19, 1960 when the government of Prince Edward Island granted Letters Patent to the incorporators. This action was initiated by a group of individuals who were intensely interested in the Lord's work in the Canadian Maritimes.
The lack of a trained local gospel ministry had for years led to a dormant or declining situation in the churches in this area. For years, local young men and women went to the United States for Christian training and remained there to serve, leaving behind a void. Truly, M.C.C. was started with a great challenge in mind.
Maritime Christian College is located in Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. For the first three decades, the college shared facilities with Central Christian Church on Kent Street. In the summer of 1993, the college purchased its own campus at 503 University Avenue, across from the University of Prince Edward Island. This location offers students exceptional facilities for its residence, classrooms, library, lounges, etc. The close proximity to the university allows M.C.C., P.E.I.'s only bible college, access to their facilities which include their library, cafeteria and sports facilities.
The restoration movement in Canada began over 175 years ago on this Island. As we move into the next century, the churches are showing signs of growth and enthusiasm. Maritime Christian College is happy to be part of this growth and hopefully can continue to play a part in this increase in the Lord's kingdom.
The mission statement of Maritime Christian College is to edify and equip Christians for active roles in the Lord's service in accordance with the teaching, principles and Spirit inherent in the Word of God. It is the purpose of MCC to:
* primarily to equip students for Christian ministries such as pulpit ministry, Christian education and youth ministry
* to educate and enrich students for personal active Christian service.
The character of Maritime Christian College is well stated in Article Four of its constitution:
* Maritime Christian College, in its endeavour to educate and equip men and women for Christian service shall make the bible its chief textbook, arrange all its courses of study, and conduct its work in harmony with the spirit and letter of the word of God. To this end, every director, officer and teacher must be a member of the Church of Christ (undenominational) and must believe without reservation in the full and final inspiration of the bible to the extent that it is to him the infallible word of God and therefore the all-sufficient rule of faith and life; in the deity and Supreme authority of Christ; obedience to the gospel; the edification of the Church and the restoration of its unity on the New Testament basis.
* Believing that such faith and a church with a program in harmony with this faith are essential to the salvation of the work, the Maritime Christian College shall endeavour to so educate and inspire its students as to make them effective servants of Christ.
* This school must be independent, separate and apart from all other agencies. While intending to antagonize none, but seeking the friendship and co-operation of all in proportion that like aims are cherished, the Maritime Christian College shall press on to train Christian workers to preach, teach and live Christ.